I’m Vivian McGrath, a successful television producer. I tell other people’s stories in documentaries for major British, US and Australian TV networks.
Now I’m ready to tell my own. It’s a story many of my colleagues don’t even know about me.
I was just 21 and seven months pregnant the day my Ex nearly killed me. He squeezed his hands tightly around my throat, his eyes fixed in a cold, murderous stare. I thought I was about to die that day.
When I found the courage to leave that destructive relationship, I walked out with nothing but my baby and what could fit in my car. I had to rebuild my life as a single mother. It was one of the darkest, toughest times of my life.
But that’s just a small part of my story. Yes, I’m a survivor of domestic violence. But I’m not defined by it.
I went from being a victim to a survivor. From a survivor to a success story.
Forging success in life, my career and finding long-term healthy love with the man I've been happily married to now for 30 years.